Lisa Gardner (PGDip, MBACP) - Uniquely Minded Counselling
9A Fitzroy Place
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Making a decision to choose a therapist to work with can be confusing and overwhelming, so with my profile I aim to give you an idea of who I am and how I work so you can decide whether I would be a good fit for you.
My name is Lisa and my counselling practice is called Uniquely Minded Counselling, which is based in the Charing Cross/Finnieston area of Glasgow. I work with individuals and couples (18 years +) mostly in person but also offer online video counselling if you are unable to attend in person for any reason.
I welcome working with people from all walks of life and offer a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental and confidential space for you to explore whatever issues are troubling you.
I am LGBTQI+ identifying and autism aware and bring my own lived experience of anxiety and depression to how I work with clients.
You can contact me by text, phone or email to arrange a convenient time for the first consultation chat. This chat will let me get an idea of what is bringing you into counselling and how you'd like to work together i.e., in-person, on-line or by email and when you would like to start. Thereafter payment for each session is payable by cash on the day or by bank transfer 24 hours in advance.
Cancellations: I understand there may be times when you have to cancel and or rearrange a session. I will try to be as flexible as possible but require a minimum of 24 hours notice otherwise the full session fee will be payable.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and qualifications in Psychology and Social Sciences. Additional training includes ASSIST (Suicide Prevention) and Mental Health First Aid.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and Person-Centred Therapy Scotland; I adhere to their ethical framework and professional practice standards. I undergo regular supervision and am commited to continuous personal development.
I am a qualified person-centred therapist with over 10 years’ experience in the helping professions having worked extensively within the charitable/not-for-profit-sector, particularly working with people affected by a loved one’s substance misuse/addiction and people living with long-term and chronic conditions and unpaid carers. Alongside my practice I work for a national digital health and wellbeing programme.
Out with my work I am also a carer for my partner who is autistic which I believe enriches my practice and greatly evolves the ways in which I connect with and relate to people.
I have a great interest in people with intersectional identities, and in the issue of internalised stigma.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Non-monogamous relationship dynamics
I can offer sessions on Tuesday evenings from 5.30 - to 8.00, Wednesday's from 12pm - 8pm and some Saturday afternoons. I offer a free 15 minute consultation to get a sense of your needs and for you to ask any questions.
Individuals: £40 per 60 minute session
Couples £65 per 60 minute session
Videocall: £35 per 60 minute session
Email: £25 per exchange
Some subsidised sessions available for students and the unwaged.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday: 5.30pm - 8.00pm Wednesday: 12 - 8pm Some Saturday afternoons
Types of client